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Offline Cindy

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in society/ in the society?
« on: October 14, 2013, 11:06:26 am »
Hi friends,

Are both of the phrases correct? Is the article 'the' optional like 'in future' and ' in the future'? One is American English and the other is British English?

Thanks in advance.

Cindy

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Re: in society/ in the society?
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 01:26:12 pm »
I doubt there is any AmE - BrE disparity here, Cindy.
In society - general
In the society - specific (eg. Australian Poultry Fanciers' Society)

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Re: in society/ in the society?
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 03:31:15 pm »
Yup.
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